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Windows Vista to end Mainstream Support soon

04/09/2012, If you happen to use Windows XP and Office 2003, you should be informed that all support for both pieces of software will dry up in a couple of years’ time. As for mainstream support for another two entities, Windows Vista and Office 2007, those...

Bing Desktop Beta from Microsoft

04/04/2012, Microsoft has released what seems very close to be a beta version of Bing Desktop. Just what is Bing Desktop, you ask? Well, this is actually a combination search toolbar and desktop manager that is meant for the Windows 7 operating system, and the folks...

Special Windows 8 SKU for China to combat piracy?

03/30/2012, If there is one thing that China is famous for in the modern era, it would be the ability of the country’s factories to churn out knockoffs, be they fashion or technology. Where the latter is concerned, we do know that piracy is a huge issue to...

Kinect for Windows 1.5 arriving in May

03/27/2012, Yesterday Microsoft revealed some interesting details about its plans for Kinect for Windows. According to an official blog post, Kinect for Windows will be launching in 19 more countries in the coming months – folks in Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan,...

Windows 8 to show up on eReaders?

03/20/2012, It looks like Amazon might have a new competitor on the eReader front. According to reports online, we might be seeing Microsoft Windows 8 on devices such as eReaders. It looks like Microsoft isn’t content to just having its operating system on...

Kinect for Windows academic pricing now available in the US

03/08/2012, If you thought the Kinect for Windows was too pricey for you to purchase and tinker around with, especially if you’re a student – we’ve got some good news for you. Today, Microsoft announced a special academic pricing on Kinect for Windows...

OnLive Desktop violates Microsoft’s licensing terms?

03/08/2012, Remember the OnLive Desktop app that lets you run Windows on your tablet? Well, it looks like the app/service might be in trouble. According to reports online and an announcement on Microsoft’s Technet blog, OnLive’s Desktop and Desktop Plus...

Microsoft shows you how to get around Windows 8

03/08/2012, The Windows 8 consumer preview was released last week but one thing that seemed to be missing with its release was some sort of manual to guide people through the operating system. After all, we know it is Windows so how difficult can it get right? Since...

Facebook Messenger for Windows launched

03/05/2012, You cannot escape the grip of social networking giant Facebook, where an app for virtually all platforms imaginable has already been released, even the recently launched PS Vita. After all, don’t you want to update your mates on the latest...

Microsoft to kill off Windows Live and Zune brand?

02/24/2012, In addition to changing its logo recently, it looks like Microsoft might be doing some major overhauling with its brand names as well. Apparently Microsoft is planning to kill off Windows Live and Zune next week when it announces the preview version of...

Windows logo redesigned

02/17/2012, Earlier this week we reported about rumors of the Windows logo being given a makeover, however, we can now confirm that it is true. According to a post on the official Windows Team Blog, they’ve redesigned the Windows Logo and it looks similar to...

Windows 8 Consumer Preview to be released on February 29th

02/08/2012, For those of you with tons of questions about Windows 8 and can’t wait to find out what it’s like, this year’s MWC is going to give you some of the answers. Microsoft has started sending out invitations for a February 29th event titled...

Windows 8 losing the Start button?

02/06/2012, If you’re a fan of the Start button that has been with the Windows operating system ever since Windows 95, it looks like Windows 7 might be the last place you can see it. According to some new reports about Windows 8 that surfaced last week, the...

Fake Windows updater makes its way around

01/31/2012, If you happen to be a government contractor, do be on the alert as a fake Windows updater is making its rounds, targeting such contractors in an attempt to pilfer sensitive data without anyone knowing about it. A couple of security companies has released...